Warning message re. screensaver

  sputnick 16:44 13 Apr 05

Every time I boot up I get a "Open File-Security Warning" screen.
It tells me that it is unidentified.
and trying to open with "ScreenSaver.v.2.1.exe"
from "C:\windows\system 32"
I think it is from an internet site that I accessed yesterday.
I have searched all relevant files but can find no reference to it.
Can I find where the problem is and delete it.
I have checked the cookies .

  Technotiger 16:46 13 Apr 05

Hi, use your Search facility to look for the name - then Highlight it and delete.


  Technotiger 16:47 13 Apr 05

ps - in the Search - include all hidden files and folders.

  sputnick 16:52 13 Apr 05

Tried all that.it found nothing.
Is is possible to find the name of the file that is trying to open it.
At one time I used to do a search for anything to do with screensaver by searching *.scr but that produces nothing, are the extensions for screensavers different in XP than older progs.

  Technotiger 16:56 13 Apr 05

I don't think extensions are any different. Only other thing I can think of is - have you tried a System Restore to an earlier date?

Cheeers and good luck.

  sputnick 17:22 13 Apr 05

I`ve tried all the possible restore points available back for 8 weeks and each time I get a message that it can`t resore to those points.

  sputnick 18:45 13 Apr 05

I have cured the problem and I thought I would put the cure on the forum.
As the search couln`t find the file I then did another search using *.exe I then found the file listed in the C:\windows\system 32 folder.
Why it couldn`t find the file by name beats me.
I then tried to delete the file but got a message "access denied".
I then re-booted into safe mode holding down the f8 key.
I searched again using *.exe and found the file again and was then able to delete it.
When re-booted the problem had gone.
Hope this might help others..

  Technotiger 18:52 13 Apr 05

Great - thanks for the feedback.

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